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Forrest Picks Up Dropped School Book
Forrest picks up the dropped school book of Vivian Malone as the University of Alabama desegregates in 1963.
**-- HERE IS THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT --** Be helpful to others. Hi I'm Steve Weber and today's scene #65 takes right into the deep south during the racially-charged days of segregation. It's one of several scenes that takes a real event and puts our hero Forrest Gump right in the middle of it. When the first African-American woman was admitted to the University of Alabama and allowed to enter the classroom on June 11, 1963, the movie depicted her dropping a notebook. Forrest saw her drop the book and rushed in to help. Again, the movie takes the serious issue of Desegregation, and makes light of it by inserting Forrest right into the middle of the event. It works because Forrest was a kind and helpful person. And Forrest was color blind. It's a great reminder for all of us to be helpful to others. No matter the circumstances ... It takes Gumption to be colorblind ... it takes gumption to always helpful. Do you want to be more gump-like? ... Try being helpful to someone - no matter the circumstances. Let's learn to live our lives with Gumption.